We exist to help you find real life in Jesus and follow Him completely.

We keep it simple. Everything we do revolves around this statement.

Our Vision

We want to help you know God though our weekend gatherings, grow together through Life Groups, and show love to others through Element Teams.

Know God

Our goal is to seek God at all times. With a strong focus on preaching God’s word and meaningful worship, we strive to know God more deeply.

Grow Together

Community is of utmost importance at Authentic Church. We believe that together we grow stronger in our faith and our love for God.

Show Love

From our beliefs flows our service. We care for our community and for each other, and that is manifested through our Element Team.

Our Culture

Live for real. — Philippians 1:21 guides our mantra, “For to me, living means living for Christ…”. We’re not perfect and may not have life figured out completely but we know real life is found in Christ.

What We Believe

Our Lead Pastor

Wayne Francis

Wayne and Claudene are New York natives that love Westchester County.  In fact, they met in Westchester County as teenagers! They’ve lived in Indianapolis and St. Louis serving in academic Christian ministry and as Creative Director for the youth division of a not-for-profit organization, but always kept a NY state of mind. In 2009 they came to the conclusion that they would return home to start a life-giving church in the county seat of Westchester, White Plains, where Wayne graduated from high school.

Wayne and Classy, [the nickname he gave her since they started dating] love the local church and seeing people find real life in Jesus. Classy serves as Ac*’s Director of Administration. They have two young daughters that have also loved being a part of growing an authentic community of people that are striving to live for real. The Francis Family reside in West Harrison, NY.

Our Staff

Next Steps Pastor
Worship Pastor
Yonkers Campus Pastor
Executive Assistant To Wayne Francis

Element Teams

Very few people get the opportunity in their lifetime to be part of the success, growth, and life change we see happening every day in people’s lives. Our Element Team does that every week and we invite you to join us.

We believe God has a special place for you where you can use your unique abilities and passions to touch the lives of others and that your life will never make sense until you find, develop, and fulfill your purpose in life.

Join The Element Team!